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Painted or Cel-Shaded?
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Published: March 10, 2015
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So I've been wondering lately which style I prefer, painted or cel-shaded, and have my own opinions of the pros and cons of both, but I was curious what you think and why.  So I'd love to hear your thoughts on which one you prefer.  Thanks!
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xthesundancekidx's avatar
Both are excellent, but I like the cel shaded one best, just gives it that extra comic book feel.
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StritexStudent Artisan Crafter
i prefer cel-shaded because i want editorial and animation area as illustrator, deal with it
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Both of these are beautiful and cool! I would probably decide between the two based on what the idea was behind the overall piece of art.
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akaDeadHobbyist Traditional Artist
I think B works better for the pointy style for sure. However you are good at painting, like really good. Maybe a little of both, or whenever you feel like it fits the composition better?
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starsblushHobbyist Digital Artist
I think A is best for portraits or big, still pieces of art. But I think B is definitely good for some quick projects that require a lot of smaller branches to it, like comics, animations, etc. (I prefer A overall though.)
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Create a poll and which one wins that you'll be using more.
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SilverWolfDimitrixHobbyist General Artist
The depth and colors seem so rich in the painted version! Not to mention the textures, also. But both look nice and I'm having difficulty choosing between them, honestly. Wonderful work!
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Painted seems more appropriated for... well, painting, in the sense of a picture supposed to remain frozen, capturing the epicness/tension of a moment.
For example : every ending of a DBZ episode or those shots popping into Spongebob Squarepants to show detailed features.

Cel-shaded, on the other side, keeps the idea of movement, velocity, even so it also remains unchanged.
For example : Anime Version of OnePunchMan or modern comics.

But, that is just my humble opinion.
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BigBenmonk1991Professional General Artist
Painted for cards or tapestry and cel-shaded for being animated
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HntpoHobbyist Digital Artist
Both are nice and interesting, but I personnaly prefer painted
Vulgaris0's avatar
The cel shaded accomodates the sharpness of the silouhette better. I mean, thats what all your hard work was for, right? Go with cel shaded.
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slickery247Hobbyist Digital Artist
Painted for sure!
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The light source on the painted one is completely different.
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SexwizHobbyist Artist
I like paintings, but celshaded characters you can animate 
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AncheehHobbyist Digital Artist
I love the painted one, but for your style the cel-shaded is way more interesting.
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Cel-shading is always fun.
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VaggvisaHobbyist General Artist
i preffer B , but both are amazing :)
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SydneyitsSydneyYoHobbyist Digital Artist
In between.
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